Saturday, March 15, 2014

Visitors: March 14-16, 2014

Richmond (VA) St. Christopher cornerback Garrett Taylor
(image via 247 Sports)
C.J. Conrad - TE - La Grange (OH) Keystone:
 Conrad is a 6'5", 225 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pitt, and Syracuse, among others. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 tight end, and the #208 player overall. He recently named Kentucky as his leader, but offers from bigger programs could very well have an impact him, including one from Michigan. He also visited Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game last fall. As a junior in 2013, he had 59 receptions for 924 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Justin Hilliard - LB - Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier: I did a scouting report on Hilliard earlier this offseason. He has recently pulled in an offer from USC, and he took a junior day visit to Notre Dame, which left a good impression. His top group consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa (where his older brother signed last month), Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.

Alex Malzone - QB - Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice: Malzone's interest in Michigan has been well documented, and he has visited Ann Arbor numerous times. The 6'3", 200 lb. prospect has pulled in offers from Pitt and Wake Forest in recent weeks, but it seems pretty clear that he would jump at the chance to wear the winged helmet. Michigan is looking for a quarterback in the 2015 class, and it's pretty clear they'll have to expand their search because the four current offerees are unlikely to end up playing for Michigan.

David Moorman - OT - Northville (MI) Northville: Moorman is a 6'5", 275 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati and a handful of MAC schools. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #46 offensive tackle, and the #394 player overall. Moorman has been making the rounds to Big Ten schools (Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin) but so far hasn't been extended any big-time offers. I would not expect the Wolverines to offer on the visit, either, but he may be worth watching down the road if Michigan strikes out on other targets.

Josh Rosen - QB - Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco: Rosen is a 6'4", 205 lb. prospect with offers from Cal, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, UCLA, and USC, among others. He's a 247 Composite 5-star, the #1 pro-style quarterback, and the #5 prospect overall. I did a scouting report on him back in January. He has set his decision date for March 20th, and he is widely expected to choose UCLA unless Michigan gives him a reason to delay or alter his choice.

David Sills - QB - Elkton (MD) Eastern Christian Academy: Sills is a 6'3", 180 lb. prospect who holds a Michigan offer but has been committed to USC since February of 2010. The Trojans also received a commitment from quarterback Ricky Town in January, who is unanimously considered a superior player. Sills has two class of 2014 teammates (wide receiver Freddy Canteen and safety Brandon Watson) who enrolled early in January, so that may be a draw for Sills, who is a 247 Composite 3-star, the #21 pro-style quarterback, and the #483 player overall. I recently did a scouting report on 2015 quarterbacks, and Sills came in at #18 out of 20 players being courted by Michigan.

Garrett Taylor - CB - Richmond (VA) St. Christopher: Taylor is a 6'1", 188 lb. prospect with offers from LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, South Carolina, Stanford, and Tennessee, among others. He's a 247 Composite 4-star, the #8 cornerback, and #92 overall. Taylor played against Michigan freshman quarterback Wilton Speight in high school, and he may be the most likely offered cornerback to commit to the Wolverines.

Reagan Williams - LB - Jackson (OH) Jackson: Williams is a 6'3", 232 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Purdue, and a few MAC schools. He's a 247 Composite 3-star, the #18 inside linebacker, and #472 overall.

Jonathan Berghorst - DE - Zeeland (MI) East:
 Berghorst is a 6'2", 210 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.


  1. Maybe it comes down to their individual personalities, but what advantages or disadvantages are there to bringing in three QB prospects from the same class on the same weekend?

  2. Thunder, I just read over at Maize and Brew that Michigan is losing ground in Minkah Fitzpatrick's recruitment. I hadn't heard heard that before, have you? Is that the reason the Wolverines are going after Garrett Taylor so aggressively? I thought they would take both anyway, because they seem like two quality DBs.